As Israel cracks down on protests, Palestinians call for international support to thousands of political prisoners and researchers release a new report detailing corporate complicity in the Israeli prison system.
South American militaries have been sending soldiers to the U.S. for “ethics” and “human rights” training for years, but history shows that many of these alumni go on to become notorious torturers and murderers, not defenders of peace.
About a week after TV’s popular but controversial Dr. Oz devoted most of an episode to new findings that suggest Monsanto’s Roundup causes cancer, he came under attack from medical professionals with agrichemical industry ties.
Tribal communities in the U.S. and Canada are increasingly turning to traditional punishments like banishment to handle crimes on their land. “It’s a lot more effective than putting someone in front of a judge or behind bars,” one advocate tells MintPress.
In this March 18, 2015 photo, a man walks his dog next to a mural depicting former President Alvaro Uribe, in Bogota, Colombia. Bogota’s laissez-faire attitude toward graffiti contrasts with that in many other Latin American cities. Buenos Aires, Argentina, last year raised penalties for street art, which it considers to be vandalism. In the Peruvian capital of Lima, the mayor this month had city workers cover up several down murals by graffiti artists.
Thomas Square from the Akwesasne territory in northern New York holds a flag during an Earth Day rally outside the Capitol on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, in Albany, N.Y.
Bakarwal nomad children are seen through a veil that covers their tent as they react to a Kashmiri man photographing them on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Bakarwals are nomadic herders of Jammu Kashmir state who wander in search of good pastures for their cattle.
A man carries his belongings on a street littered with debris as he flees from his home after a Saudi-led airstrike against the Houthis, that hit a site of an alleged weapons cache in Yemen's capital, Monday, April 20, 2015. Saudi-led airstrikes caused massive explosions that shattered windows, sent residents scrambling for shelter and killed a local TV presenter.
People take part in the Color Run near the Eiffel Tower, in Paris, France, Sunday, April 19, 2015. The Color Run is a 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) running event where participants are covered in bright colored powder at each check station and is less about speed and more about enjoying a day with friends and family.
A Ukrainian serviceman rides a bicycle in Shyrokyne, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, April 15, 2015. Russia and Ukraine agreed in Berlin on Monday to call for the pullback of smaller-caliber weapons from the front lines of the conflict that has claimed more than 6,000 lives.
A Jamaican Rastafarian known as Nature smokes marijuana outside the Trench Town Culture Yard Museum in downtown Kingston, Jamaica, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, where he works as a tour guide. Nature, like most adherents of the Rastafarian movement, said he smokes for spiritual purposes. Drug law amendments decriminalizing small amounts of pot and paving the way for a lawful medical marijuana sector came into effect Wednesday in Jamaica.
An Israeli high-school senior poses for a photograph as he wears a mask during urban fighting drill as part of privately run military combat fitness training as part of privately run military combat fitness training to prepare for national military service in Israeli settlement of Mizra, northern Israel. March 24, 2015.
A man wears a shirt with a U.S. flag design in Santiago, Cuba. It’s easier to get from Havana to Miami than to the island’s second-largest city, which has just two overbooked flights a day and trains that are achingly slow and unpredictable, March 12, 2015.
Nour Mahmoud, 12, wearing a Pharaonic costume poses for a photograph at the studio of the Pharaonic Village, during Sham el-Nessim, or “smelling the breeze,” in Giza, Egypt, Monday, April 13, 2015. The holiday signifies the arrival of Spring, a uniquely Egyptian tradition practiced since the days of the Pharaohs.